Wednesday, November 30, 2011

End of November

Well, it's the last day of November which was a great month for me! It started with trick-or-treating with my little ones since we had that freak snow storm before the actual holiday and postponed it a week. You can see a picture of my little cuties in my last post!

Mid-month I went to a scrapbooking retreat with one of my best friends. We had a great time and I'll be posting pictures of my layouts and cards throughout the next month. In the meantime, this is us!!!

And this is one of our favorite parts... BACON!!! LOL

The following week was Thanksgiving! This is a picture of me and my mom! <3

This is my cute little family... me, my hubby and 3 children!!!

Lastly, MY BIRTHDAY was yesterday. This is me. 34 years young!!! Just goofin' off at Walmart. LOL

And this is me with my other best friend who came out to dinner with us to celebrate my birthday!

I hope you all enjoyed November as well and had lots to be thankful for on Thanksgiving and this year in general. I can't believe tomorrow is the start of December. This year has flown by!!!

UPDATE!!! When I checked my e-mail this morning, I had an e-mail that I was the winner of a giveaway on the Scrapbook Steals website. I won two stamp sets from Sweet Stamp Shop. I had to add this news to my November post since the e-mail was dated 11/30. Told you it was a great month for me!!! ;)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Halloween... a tad late!

Hey! It's me... LATE as usual. LOL But my mom always said "Better late, than never", right? :P We had a freak snowstorm on October 29th that made us lose power for 3 1/2 days and postponed our Halloween here in NH. I took this picture early on in the storm, but I loved how the crisp white snow looked against the bright orange pumpkins!!!

They cancelled trick-or-treating on the actual holiday, 10/31. Then we somehow ended up missing the rescheduled date for our own town so we headed over to a friends' neighborhood on Sunday, 11/6 to bring the kids out. Here are my babies, Buzz Lightyear and my little Piglet.

I had actually made some Halloween cards BEFORE Halloween, but never posted them. Imagine that!!! HAHA This first one is my FAVE, but I did end up tweaking it a little and forgot to take a picture before I mailed it off to my cousin Lisa, who I always used to watch The Wizard of Oz with when we were kids. All I did was switch one of the witches from another card and used the one I had colored green instead. Can you believe that I actually forgot to write inside the card when I sent to her? I was so mad when she left me a message about it on Facebook. What an airhead!!! In fairness, I *was* without power and at a friends' writing out the cards. I thought I'd double checked them all, but apparently I missed one. LOL I punched out the butterflies on black paper and used the negative space to add a pop of color with some twine. I used mandarin and lilac from The Twinery. It was kind of a pain to do, but I love the effect. The "Little Witch" stamp is one of MFT's Pure Innocence stamps. I was so upset when my whole stamp set went missing after making a few cards with it. Low and behold, I found it stuck to a bunch of my Nestabilities at a scrapbooking retreat I went to last weekend. I think I screamed in joy! LOL I really thought my daughter had swiped it, threw it in the garbage and it was gone for good. What a relief!!! I also found 3 of my Christmas Unity sets that went missing YEARS ago while packing for my retreat. Whoot!!! Anyways! I finished the card with a flower and one of the punched out butterflies and added the orange pearls down the center. I just LOVE how it came out!!!

This is the card I swapped the green witch out from. It looked MUCH better with the two little white girls. ;)

For my friend, Melissa:

For my friend, Melanie:

For my mom:

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Play Date Cafe - Challenge #107 (PDCC107)

Hello, friends! I have been slacking in the world of blogging for the past couple of weeks. I haven't done any hops (wahhh! LOL) and haven't created much either. I have been trying to get up into my space and organize a bit and I also have something else I'm working on that is taking up some of my "free" time. There are so many challenge sites out there that I decided I need to participate more. With that being said, The Play Date Cafe has their Color Splash challenge this week. The colors were black, white and a splash of ORANGE! I hardly ever use orange (besides for Halloween) so this was a FUN one! I had bought the two new spiral blossom Nestabilities and had been wanting to try them out so I just had to put a big flower on this card. I used the butterfly film stamp from the CTMH stamp set, Take a Picture and the Dream Big sentiment which is from one of Unity's Itty Bitty stamp sets. LOVE that one, one of my faves for sure!!! In addition, you know I had to add an extra butterfly to my creation... with a splash of orange bling! ;)

Just a side note, the link to the CTMH stamp set is my friend Peggy's site who currently sells Close to My Heart products. If you're interested in any items and don't have a Consultant, I know she'd appreciate your business. She's super sweet and a good friend. Hiii, Peggers!!! hehe